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Saturday, 24 July 2021

Valerie in Winter Trio from Mo's Digital Pencil

Well, another Christmas card from me today using a favourite Mo's Digital Image stamp - Valerie and Pup - those ears peeking out of the snow are so cute!!  The stamp is actually one of a set of three called Valerie in Winter  and are fantastic value at $6.75 (so a little less in English pounds!)

I've also coloured her in  my favourite  copic blue combo of B29, B26 and FB2.  The papers are Bo Bunny and the Sentiment and Snowflake are Marianne products, details below.

Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009
Snowflake - LR0393

Still warm here in the Lake District  and it's Nanny Duties day so we may pop to the beach!

Hugs, Julie

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Christmas Dinosaurs

Marianne Designs asked me to make a Christmas Dinosaur card with their new die set - which  I did wonder about to be honest!  But I'm really pleased with how this came out - I've mixed and matched with some older Christmas dies - the scale of the hats and scarves from the Snowman set fit these dino pals perfectly!!  List of products used below - I do love these snowy tree papers too!

Dinosaur Dies – COL1499 - NEW!

Christmas Decoration Dies - COL1439

Snowman Die – LR0631

Tree Trunk- LR0630

Sentiment – Happy Holidays – CS1009

Papers – Frozen – PK9172

Enamel Dots

You can also find my card here on the Marianne Inspiration Blog, along with a full write up.

It's a fabulous day here in The Lakes so don't want to wish Christmas here too soon!


Tuesday, 13 July 2021

PFM Dies and Punches

I am so running behind today - this is my card for our newest challenge at Passion for Markers with our fabby Lorraine B choosing Dies and/or Punches as the theme - my cup of tea, right there!  

I've used this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Baby Fairy Bee - another oldie that I unearthed when flicking through my print outs.  She's coloured with Copics and framed against these gorgeous papers and a newish Marianne foliage arch die.  Details below.

Marianne Products Used

Arch and Gate Die Set - CR1536
Flowers - LR0505

The sentiment is from Woodware and I've punched the frames with a Stampin Up combo of punches.

Our fab sponsors this week are  Dies to Die for, appropriately enough, and the lucky winner will win a £15 voucher to spend with them - love the sound of that prize!

Don't forget to check out the fab makes of my teamies here at PFM  HQ.xx

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 9 July 2021

A Day at the Beach

I've got a little bit of sunshine for you today.  I was flicking through my printed Mo's Digital Pencil images and came across this merge of Daniella and Beach Elements that I'd done about four years ago!  I do love Mo's background images as you can create some wonderful scenic backgrounds.

The papers are Marrakech by Basic Grey and they so bright and summery. I've then used lots of co-ordinating Marianne dies, details below.

Marianne Products Used

Beach Accessories - Parasol, Ball, Bucket, Ice Cream - COL1484
Deckchair - LR0719
Tag   Big/Little set - CR1353
Beach Sentiment - CS1007

The papers are Marrakech from Basic Grey Designs.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 5 July 2021

Marianne Chill card

Sharing a Marianne product card today - great for a male card I thought.  Using the brilliant square and rectangle background stamps in beachy colours together with this fab hammock die and some older palm tree dies - which are also great for summer cards.  List of products used below:

Hammock Die -LR0718 - NEW!
Square Background Stamps - CS1081
Rectangle Background Stamps- CS1082
Palm Tree Dies - LR0547
Papers - Men Only - PK9161

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 3 July 2021

More Male Cards

These are the final two cards that I made for Making Cards Magazine's last issue, using Mo's Digital Pencil images.  This one is Big Guy's Bike and comes with loads of accessories that you can mix and match for different occasions. The bikes are a stamp and die set from Sizzix.

The next guy is Fishing - there's is something so calming and peaceful about watching someone fishing!

This one has a few Marianne dies embellishing the fishing theme.

Marianne Products Used

Sign Die - LR0535

Boat Die - LR0594

Lily Pad Die - LR0466

Frog Die - LR0461

Grass Dies - LRO650

Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend too.


Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Passion for Markers Clean and Simple

I'm running a little behind this week - this is my card for our latest challenge at Passion for Markers with a great theme of Clean And Simple, chosen by our lovely Lisa.   As our sponsors are Bugaboo this week, I 've used one of their images, Floral set 1, for my card, keeping it about as clean and simple as I can manage!

The winner of this week's challenge will win a fabulous $12 voucher to spend with Bugaboo so do come and play along with us! And if you'd like a bit more inspiration don't forget to check out the makes of the rest of the DT here.

Hugs, Juliex

Monday, 28 June 2021

Wonky Tonk Sophia

So enjoyed colouring this beautifully whimsical beauty - Sophia from Tracy Easson's Wonky Tonk Girls(available from Which Craft here).When I first coloured her face I thought I'd overdone it but once I'd coloured her hair it toned her skin down.  I used a fabulous Copic combo that I saw Chris Dark use at a Craft Barn day that they used to put on in Lingfield, Surrey - sadly the Craft Barn is another craft shop that is no more.  Anyway, the colour combination Chris used was Light Crockery Blue and Dark Bark which I think is great for creating that glossy black hair look.

The papers I've used are Chambray and Lace from Craftwork Cards and then I've used a Mandala die from Marianne Designs to frame her head and mirror the one on the paper.

Marianne Products Used

Mandala Die - LR0614
Feather Dies - CR1412

Have a great weekxx

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Male cards for Making Cards Magazine

I was delighted recently to be asked to make some male themed cards for Making Cards magazine here in the UK, using Mo Manning's fabulous digi stamps. This guy is called To Plant a Garden, such a great image!  I've added some clouds in the background and a few Marianne die cuts in the foreground.

Wheelbarrow Die/Garden Fork - COL1427
Tag Die Set - CS1058

I'm working in Holly's shop today, probably selling lots of fresh, local produce that she sells along with her refills !

Enjoy your day!


Saturday, 19 June 2021

Mo Babies

I've used a trio of Mo's Digital Pencil new baby images for today's card.  The drummer and cheerleader are really making a noise to celebrate baby's birthday.  The full names are Band Baby, Cheer Baby and Birthday Baby - just click on the links to find them in Mo's store.

The DL frame and smaller dies are from this Marianne set - CR1537.  And the sentiment is a favourite from Woodware.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Summer Colours - Passion for Markers

It's my turn to host our weekly challenge at Passion for Markers and I've chosen the theme of Summer Colours - pretty easy right?  
I've used this gorgeous camping image, Little Camp, from our sponsors All Dressed Up - love her tent!  I knew that I had to use this tent stencil from Marianne Designs with the image and then I rooted through all my Marianne stash to add the perfect camping embellies!  The fire flames are from a Wood stove die set that they brought out that the beginning of the year. Full list below.

Marianne Products Used

Tent Stencil (and cushions!) - PS8081
Tree (and twigs for fire) - LR0678
Fire Flames (from Stove Die) - CR1525
Frying Pan - COL1493
Grass - CR1353
Tree Lanterns - CR1374

The papers are Miss Caroline from My Mind's Eye and the stamp flower is PTI.

Now, as I said, All Dressed Up are sponsoring us for this challenge and they are offering the lucky winner 2 digi images!  Just remember to use your markers, any kind, but do tell us which ones as long as they have marker in their name.  

Check out the wonderful makes of my teamies here, then come and join in the challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 14 June 2021

Sea Views courtesy of Marianne Designs

Sharing a sea view today, made with some of the fabulous new Marianne Releases this month- love the stamp and die combo sets for the Seagull and the Ship's Wheel set is super too!  A full list of products used is below.

Marianne Products Used

Tiny’s Beach Stamp and Die set -TC0883 - NEW!
Tiny’s Borders Stamps - Sand Dunes - TC8040
                             - Clouds – TC8074
Ship Wheel Die set – CR1554- NEW!
Eline’s Sea Side Die set– COL 1497-NEW!
Net Die – CR1409
Rope Dies – CR1405/LR0418
Shells Die – CR1363
Signpost Die  – LR0535
Beach Sentiments set – CS1007
Papers - Men Only – PK9170
                    - Wood and Stone – PK9169

You can also see my card on the Marianne Inspiration blog here, along with a little write-up of the process.

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 11 June 2021

Lily Fairy

I've used one of the new images at Mo's Digital Pencil for today's card - this is Lily Fairy - cuteness overload! 

I've used some Crafter's Companion papers and a Marianne Designs Lily of the Valley die.  The Wonky Stitches rectangle is MFT as I think is the sentiment!

Happy Weekend - almost there!

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

New Home Card

This is my card for Marianne Designs using the fabulous block stamps that were released a little while back. I've used them a bit like a gel plate for my card, and you can read a full walk-through here on the Marianne Inspiration Blog.  List of products used below.

Rectangle Basic Blocks Stamps – CS1082
Colourful Silhouettes Wildflower Stamps – CS1082
Cottage Die – LR0453
Fence Die- COL1383
Mini Trees/Bushes – COL1451
Sentiment – COL1333
Pink Enamel Dot Heart

I've got another card to share for Marianne Designs with their new release of Sea Side inspired products at the weekend.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Passion for Markers Make it Cute

So, just about the hottest day of the year, and I have a Christmas card to share with you.  But I couldn't resist, using this sweet Star Jam Lines digi image, Little Deer,  for our challenge this week at Passion for Markers, as they are sponsoring us!  The theme is Make it Cute so couldn't be easier.

I've made my winter scene using some favourite Marianne Designs products, listed below.

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Frozen Winter -PB7072
Gatefold Trees (see next pic) - LR0685
Other smaller trees - LR0568/LR0556
Santa - LR0496
Cabin - COL1451
Winter Sentiment - CR1347

One of my teamies at PFM also asked me the colours I used for the deer and it's a Copic blend - E77, E74, E71 and E70.  So don't forget you can now use any type of marker to colour your images, just let us know what you've used.

As I said, we're being sponsored by Star Jam Lines and you can check out the rest of the team's makes here on the challenge blog.  Do come and share your makes with us, we have a fab prize of two digi stamps, courtesy of Star Jam Lines for the lucky winner!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, 27 May 2021

A sweet baby card with new Mo's Digital Pencil images!

Have you seen the release of the cutest baby images over at Mo's Digital Pencil - so sweet!  This one is called Flower Baby and you can find her here.

The papers are Pink Paislee and the flowers and leaves are from some really old but really favourite, Marianne Designs die sets.  I've used the round circular die from one set and the flower/leaf combos that come with both sets.  Details below.

Marianne Products Used

Round and Square bow edged die sets - CR1248/CR1249
Bookmark Tag die set - CR1510

The little enamel dots are also by Marianne and of course there's some card candy on there! (I don't think I'll ever run out of these!)  And the sentiment is from PTI.

The sun is shining here today and it looks like the weekend is going to be fabulous too, hope it's lovely wherever you are.


Monday, 24 May 2021

A bit of gardening.

Hi there.  This is Lottie Land Girl from Wonky Tonk stamps by Tracy Easson - isn't she just the prettiest!  And I love the accent stamps such as the shelf behind her which I added by masking of the main image.  She's coloured with Copics and teamed up with some pretty My Mind's Eye papers.  The little spade is a new die from Marianne Designs - CR1541.  The sentiment tags are cut with a Stampin Up punch and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from PTI.

I don't know about you but  I get very inky fingers when crafting and I am not a tidy crafter, so ended up getting ink smudges on my coloured image panel.  So I had to place the sentiment and the spade over them to cover up but I think I got away with it!!

Might actually do a bit of gardening this afternoon - if it stays dry!

Have a good week!


Friday, 21 May 2021

Shout Out and a Case!

I was sorting through my images from Mo's Digital Pencil and realised that I'd not coloured this little lovely, Shout Out, and think I've had her a while!! After I'd coloured her, I thought of this sentiment I've had from an Inkadinkadoo set, which works perfectly with this image.  I then realised I was channelling the make of my Passion for Markers teamie, Lisa MacVicar, that was for our Special Anniversary challenge over on Passion for Markers challenge here.  So I decided to go for the Case which I love as it's a great way to channel some inspiration!  You can check out Lisa's card here, which I love, by the way!

I've 'crayoned' in the rainbows on the wall picture which I kind of like.  
I've use a Marianne Stitched border die, CR1361 for the cloud edge and my little clouds are an old Memory Box set.

I must just tell you about a little conversation I had with my 5 year old granddaughter, Violet, the other day.  She loves my craft room and always asks to come and do some arting with me!  I gave her a picture to colour in that was from a magazine competition and they just wanted it coloured in and returned. Violet didn't show much interest but a little later she said, Nanny, can you just colour it in and then put my name at the bottom!!  It has made me laugh!

I have a clean of our holiday let to do today which takes ages now, with all the additional Covid steps we have in place.  But, we are fully booked until November so we're doing something right! 
Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

A little mixed media with new Marianne products

I've got a mixed media project to share today which I made for the Marianne Inspiration blog here.  I've used lots of the new dies and stamps released this month and I do love this train die!!

Marianne Products Used

Train Stamp – MM1643 - NEW!
Train Die - LR0711 - NEW!
Track Die – LR0712 - NEW!
Cogs Dies – CR1548 - NEW!
 Circle Spot stamps - CS0977
Cross Hatch Stamp set – MM1624
Banner Tag Set – CS1058
Sentiment – Cheers by Marleen – CS1057
21 x 21cm Gel Plate – LR0018
Brayer – LR0019

If you'd also like some more details of my make, check out the inspiration blog as I've done a walk- through there!  There's also lots of other inspiration from the Marianne design team members so do take a look over there.  


Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Spots and Stripes and Wrinkles for our special 12th Anniversary challenge at Passion for Markers

Yes, this fab challenge  at Passion for Markers has been going for 12 years- just amazing and we have a host of prizes (see below) - we want to see your makes with Spots and/or Stripes somewhere on your make.

Not so many spots on this guy but he's called Wrinkles and he came as a freebie through Mo's Digital Pencil Patreon link here.  I'm a Bella of the Ball member and you get some fab discounts and freebies supporting Mo's Digital Pencil this way.

The papers are from a really old pad from Studio Light and the sentiments  are a mixture of some old Hero Arts and Stamping Up.  The tags are from a great Marianne Bookmark set and the cut out circles are  also Marianne.  Oh and I've also cut out the image with a Marianne die, details below.

Marianne Products Used

Stitched Rectangle Die set - CR1390
Book Mark Tag Die set - CR1510
Punched Circles Die - CR1534 

 So, you can make anything you like this week as long you include some spots, stripes or both!  We are hoping to see lots of entries but please note that as we have extra prizes up for grabs this week we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  The only other rules we have are use your markers and have fun!

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual.  Here we go....


Bugaboo Stamps are offering a $12.00 voucher

Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 3 digi images

Dr Digi’s House of Stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

JMC Designs are offering one lucky winner 1 digital collection

Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images


Do come and play along, can't wait to see your makes!